Customizing a Thunder Roadster: Prototyping

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We used SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to set up a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis to verify that incoming air is adhering to the surface of the car and entering the hood scoop at racing speeds. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Rapid Prototyping 3D Printing FDM Technology Automotive

5 Basic Steps for Making a Functional Prototype

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3D printing a functional prototype is one of the most critical steps in the development of any product or solution. Plus, prototyping can be done in 5 easy steps. SOLIDWORKS Simulation 3D CAD Rapid Prototyping 3D Printing Stratasys

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3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping in Focus at SWW17

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Overcoming “What If” with Virtual Prototyping

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Now, what if you knew this while you were designing rather than when you were testing your first physical prototypes? Author information Mike Fearon Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS. SOLIDWORKS Simulation Aberdeen Research Simulation

3D Printed Spot Welder Increases Prototyping Capabilities

3D Design 3D Printing cnc diy instructables Matthew Borgatti microwave prototype prototyping RISD solidworks spot welding thingiverse ultimaker2 youtubeSpot welding is a process by which two pieces of metal are joined together in a permanent manner at a number of points (aka ‘spots’). This is done when an electrical current is passed... View the entire article via our website.

Three Tools to Help You Pitch Your Ideas Before Prototyping

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We hear a lot about going from concept to design, and with SOLIDWORKS CAD that’s the easy part. What tools do you need to pitch your design and get that first prototype made? SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD Visualize Features and Tips

The new Stratasys F123 3D Printer Series is designed for SOLIDWORKS prototyping

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the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, have just unveiled a new professional, versatile and fast Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) based F123 Series (F170, F270 and F370) at SOLIDWORKS World 2017 in Los Angeles CA. SOLIDWORKS Prototyping. Stratasys Ltd.,

Saving Costs with Virtual Prototyping

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Leveraging the combined powers of 3D solid modeling and design analysis software, engineers can now test a design on the computer instead of using prototype-test iterations for design. CAD models have become virtual prototypes, and design analysis has supplanted physical testing, enabling faster, less costly, and more optimized product development. Virtual prototyping. Prototypes vs. Design Analysis. Virtual Prototyping vs. Traditional Methods White Paper.

3D Printing Living Hinge Prototypes: Best Practices


Prototyping living hinges, on the other hand, is not so simple. The Right Printers for the Job To be clear, not every 3D printer is suited for functional prototyping of living hinges. The parts were designed in SOLIDWORKS and transferred over to the Fortus software as STL files.

Discover the New MakerBot Plus machines and prototyping with SOLIDWORKS 2017 [WEBINAR]

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Join us for a 3D printing webinar on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM EDT as guest speaker Bennett Mayrock, Value Added Reseller Sales Manager at MakerBot, introduces their new line of MakerBot Plus desktop 3D printers for SOLIDWORKS users.

3D Hubs Helps Rapid Prototype the Perfect Chef’s Knife and Craft a $1 Million Kickstarter

A growing number of products are being developed thanks to rapid prototyping with 3D printers, producing better designed, more successful and higher quality products than ever before. 3D Design 3D Printing Business 3d hubs 3d rapid prototyping Dano Wall kickstarter kickstarter success makerbot misen knife Omar Rada rapid prototyping Solidworks 2014

Stratasys Is Bringing the Rapid Back to Prototyping at SOLIDWORKS World 2017

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No one knows better than SolidWorks users the importance of perfecting prototypes in the design stage, before they head off to manufacturing. What are your Biggest Rapid Prototyping Challenges? Prototyping

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Accuracy Report by AFNOR

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Need to know how accurate SOLIDWORKS Simulation really is? This report compares 101 results given by SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 with examples provided by AFNOR. To get the full validation report of SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2019 by AFNOR, click here.

Where Dreams Take Flight—Designing Clean, Energy-Efficient Aircrafts with SOLIDWORKS

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However, with the help of Dr. Pongwit Siribodhi of Kasetsart University, the JFox team chose to integrate the SOLIDWORKS software in every step of the design-to-manufacture process. Author information SOLIDWORKS Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Benefits of Virtual Simulation vs. Hand Calculations and Physical Prototypes

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Author information Mike Fearon Senior Manager Brand Offer Marketing, Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS. The post Benefits of Virtual Simulation vs. Hand Calculations and Physical Prototypes appeared first on The SOLIDWORKS Blog.

How SOLIDWORKS Helps Defenture with Military Precision

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That’s where Defenture leaps into the driving seat – and right alongside them for the journey is SOLIDWORKS. It’s a concept that was designed using SOLIDWORKS. The team turned to the stress-testing software of SOLIDWORKS Simulation to create their design. [link].

Formlabs will 3D Print Your Custom Parts for SOLIDWORKS World

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Bring your 3D models to life at SOLIDWORKS World 2018! Simply submit your model by January 28, 2018 following the instructions below, and pick it up at the Formlabs booth (#806) any day during SOLIDWORKS World 2018. See you at SOLIDWORKS World 2018!

Custom Prototypes Reclaims AMUG Gold with Stunning Metal 3D Printed Roman Helmet

Last week, the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) held its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Many 3D printing announcements came out of the show, but the one I’m most excited. View the entire article via our website.

The Magic Behind Holywood Blockbusters Using SOLIDWORKS

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SOLIDWORKS is best known for its ease of use. Here at SOLIDWORKS our goal is to allow users to focus on design instead of the software. When I saw this quote for the first time, I thought it is exactly what we do at SOLIDWORKS. Click here to start your SOLIDWORKS CAD trial.

SOLIDWORKS 2017 is Here

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SOLIDWORKS 2017 is the 24th annual release of CAD (MCAD, ECAD), simulation, data management and collaboration tools that delivers the power our users need to drive innovation. There are over 100 enhancements in SOLIDWORKS Electrical alone. SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS 2017

Jumpstart Your Business with the SOLIDWORKS for Entrepreneurs Program

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GoFly Prize sponsored a CAD tool called Onshape for the competition, but Lin’s engineer had already used SOLIDWORKS. After acceptance into the program, you receive up to three SOLIDWORKS licenses for each relevant category. “We

How SOLIDWORKS helps Extremis shape the future of furniture

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Here’s how SOLIDWORKS helps them to do their thing. What’s more, they’re a company whose accomplishments are partly down to SOLIDWORKS. Extremis x SOLIDWORKS. Extremis are masters at this, which is why they use SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD to design their products. [link].

Furniture Accessory Manufacturer Shortens Time to Market by 30 Percent with SOLIDWORKS

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SAMET was an early adopter of 3D CAD in 1998, when the company replaced the Vector Graphics® 2D design software that it had used with the SOLIDWORKS® 3D mechanical design system. “As SOLIDWORKS design software is easy to learn and use, so we decided to standardize on SOLIDWORKS solutions.”. Faster Concepts, Fewer Prototypes. SAMET has reduced the number of prototypes by 50 to 60 percent using the SOLIDWORKS product development system.

How SOLIDWORKS Enabled Mitt Wearables

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It’s an ethos that Mitt Wearables has taken and woven into a successful business – and it’s had SOLIDWORKS for support since day one. How does SOLIDWORKS help? Both time and labour-intensive, SOLIDWORKS’ 3D CAD was a gift to the design team behind those tools. [link].

Showcasing Model-Based Enterprise (MBE) Workflows at SOLIDWORKS World 2018

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Do you hear the sound of a 3D printer cranking out parts 100 times cheaper than molded prototypes? Novel process prototyping using the additive manufacturing technologies. To empower your similar smart manufacturing strategies, SOLIDWORKS 2018 released a portfolio of new enhancements.

Landscape Forms Improves Productivity by Designing Outdoor Products with SOLIDWORKS

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In the early 2000s, Landscape Forms switched from 2D design tools to SOLIDWORKS design software and over the decade shortened design cycle time by 30 percent and reduced time to market by 15 to 20 percent. SOLIDWORKS model of the 16th Street Mall lighting.

Creating Ergonomic Baby Essentials with SOLIDWORKS

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Monique Filer and Danielle Michaels reimagined every baby product they could think of with SOLIDWORKS. Due to the intensive prototyping process, the designers chose SOLIDWORKS to ensure that the product functionality and ergonomics are suitable for the target group.

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Getman Mines for Greater Efficiency and Profitability with SOLIDWORKS

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In 2008, Getman switched to SOLIDWORKS CAD as its primary 3D design and modeling software. The company also adopted SOLIDWORKS Simulation as a virtual testing environment. This collaboration can often span over numerous revisions and prototypes.

SOLIDWORKS 2018 Launch Event Recap

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SOLIDWORKS 2018 was introduced earlier this month, and today at SOLIDWORKS HQ, customers, user advocates, and SWUGN members met in-person and online to get a first-hand look at what’s new in #SW2018. The event kicked off with an introduction from SOLIDWORKS CEO Gian Paolo Bassi.

What’s New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020

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SOLIDWORKS® Simulation 2020 is all about ease of use and performance! SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2020 took a big leap forward by changing the Bonded Contact setup default from Compatible mesh to Incompatible mesh. New Default: Incompatible Mesh for Bonded Contact (Improved Ease of Use).

Solving Beamy – Three-Point Bending Test with SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is often used to mimic these types of tests, allowing for product designers to avoid costly physical prototypes and setting up physical tests. Figure 5 – Contact Conditions in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium. SOLIDWORKS SOLIDWORKS Simulation 3DEXPERIENCE

Imagine, Create and Innovate with SOLIDWORKS and Matsuura

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With the addition of tools like SOLIDWORKS CAM and DELMIAWORKS IQMS products, more and more companies are starting to bring manufacturing and prototyping closer to the design and simulation process. One of our partners from the Shop floor at SOLIDWORKS World 2019 is doing just that.

SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids Update

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In our effort to minimize tedious workflows and maximize the fun, we have been fortunate enough to work with an incredible 3D printing company, Sindoh , based in South Korea, to prototype a more seamless way of printing in 3D directly from an app.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard at No Cost!

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Download SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard at NO COST for SOLIDWORKS Professional & Premium customers on Subscription. Oh, and SOLIDWORKS Visualize is a standalone product, so it doesn’t tie up your SOLIDWORKS CAD license! Can’t find your SOLIDWORKS CAD serial number?

Upgrading to SOLIDWORKS Professional: Your Shortcut To Streamlined Workflows and Optimized Productivity

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SOLIDWORKS Professional is engineered to help you do precisely that by enabling all participants in the design-to-manufacturing process to work with shared data within a single common framework. SOLIDWORKS Professional helps companies to work faster and smarter through: Enhanced Productivity.

Custom Prototypes Attempts to Claim AMUG Prize for Second Year with Stunning 3D Printed Stained Glass Window

3D Design 3D Printed Art 3D Printing 3D printed dyeing 3d printed glass 3d printed stained glass Additive Manufacturing Users Group AMUG AMUG 2017 AMUG Conference Custom Prototypes glass sla 3d printing solidworks Somos stained glass stereolithography ZRapidI remember doing several projects in elementary school that involved “stained glass” – e.g., tissue paper dyed with watercolors, or other clever simulations. Of course, no one would.

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Optimizing Workstation Performance for SOLIDWORKS

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NASA Crawler Transporter model* from the SPECapc for SOLIDWORKS 2019 benchmark. A rigorous benchmark incorporating a wide variety of realistic models and scenarios delivers results that translate directly to the day-to-day experience of a SOLIDWORKS user.

Fogg Filler Designs Complex Machines with SOLIDWORKS

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Let’s take a look at Fogg Filler’s story, which is about just that, saving time on assembly and prototype development with SOLIDWORKS allowed its designers to focus on creating more innovative and efficient designs.

SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison

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A common question we receive is “What is the difference between SOLIDWORKS ® Standard, Professional and Premium 3D CAD software?” ” In this post I’ll provide a SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison and outline the features included in each of the three SOLIDWORKS offerings. SOLIDWORKS Packages Comparison. SOLIDWORKS Standard. SOLIDWORKS Standard delivers robust 3D design capabilities, performance, and ease-of-use. SOLIDWORKS Premium.

Burocco Industrial Valves Finds its Flow by Switching to SOLIDWORKS

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In order to maintain its high-performing status, it is very important for the engineers at Burocco to understand the fluid dynamics within its new valve designs without having to sacrifice time with multiple iterations of physical prototypes.

SOLIDWORKS Technology Day for the Canadian Government

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On Wednesday June 7th , Javelin is joining forces with the SOLIDWORKS Technical Management team to host a special event that is reserved for the Canadian Government sector. SOLIDWORKS Technology Day. Why Attend a SOLIDWORKS Technology Day.

SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard vs Professional

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In a previous post we talked about SOLIDWORKS Visualize Standard which is included with SOLIDWORKS Professional and Premium software with an active SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service. But what about SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional? SOLIDWORKS Visualize Professional.

SOLIDWORKS xDesign Challenge Submission – Greg Green

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The fifth person we would like to profile from the SOLIDWORKS World xDesign challenge is Greg Green. In 2006, I took a job as a robotics integration designer, which is where I was first exposed to SOLIDWORKS. In the later stages, many of the parts were designed in SOLIDWORKS.